If you know of any young folks doing extraordinary things in the community, Brooklyn Community Board 6 wants to know about it. Every year, the board’s Youth/Human Services/Education Committee honors children and teens who have worked toward improving the quality of life within our neighborhoods, whether through direct action or as a positive role model for others. They rely on open nominations from the community.
Think you know someone who fits the bill? Check out the eligibility requirements:
Nominees must be between the ages of 10 to 19
They must reside, attend school or be involved in some community-based program in the Brooklyn Community Board 6 district
They must receive no stipends for their acts
They must have performed their community service during the previous calendar year
Contributions have included, but are not limited to, tutoring, participating in community-based projects, assisting the needy, or triumphing over a personal challenge. The committee looks to “recognize and award as many active youth as possible.”
CB6 is also honoring outstanding adults who work with youth on a voluntary basis, acting as a positive role model and keeping them engaged in constructive activities. Eligible adult candidates can be nominated for the Brooklyn CB6 Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement, named after a former District Manager who served from 1980-1993.
Applications are now available and can be picked up from the district office during regular business hours, or can be downloaded here (Youth Acknowledgement Awards) and here (Robert Acito Award for Youth Involvement).
Nominations are due by April 5. Awards will be presented at the beginning of the May 8 general meeting.
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